Elizabeth has significant experience defending catastrophic injury and fatality cases, representing manufacturers in diverse industries such as automobiles, motorcycles and off-road vehicles, sports equipment, recreational and towing products, construction and industrial equipment, and other consumer products. Elizabeth has also represented clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical industries.
In addition to defending manufacturers in litigation, Elizabeth works proactively with her clients on the development and defense of product warranties, consumer and best practice manuals, warnings and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and provides advice to ensure regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels.
In her regulatory and environmental practice, Elizabeth defends clients against Proposition 65, asbestos, toxic tort and other environmental exposure claims. She regularly works on behalf of her clients with state and federal environmental agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Consumer Product Safety Commission, the California EPA, Department of Toxic Substance Control, OEHHA and the Southern California Air Quality Management Board. She provides compliance advice and program management guidance for the ever changing state, national and international chemical and toxin regulations including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, the Lacey Act, California’s Proposition 65, California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, the Toxic Substances Control Act and other related federal and state regulatory issues.
Elizabeth also handles commercial litigation involving breach of contract, business-related torts, breach of warranty, covenants not to compete, and confidentiality issues.